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Corphish, all alone in the forest, hears a bongo beating and traces it to Poncho and his Ludicolo. Corphish demands a rematch, and Poncho tries to refuse. Team Rocket then sees Ludicolo, his Trainer and Corphish, and {{MTR}} suggests that Ludicolo would make a great gift for {{an|Giovanni}}. Shortly after, Team Rocket captures Poncho and Ludicolo in a net. Corphish intervenes, and after a failed attempt to break the net it simply punches the Meowth balloon with its claw, causing the aircraft to rapidly deflate and crash. Ash and his friends are almost hit by the balloon and are surprised to see Poncho, Ludicolo and Ash's Corphish emerge from the crash. Team Rocket are still set on stealing some Pokemon, with [[James]] and [[Jessie]] calling out {{TP|James|Cacnea}} and {{TP|Jessie|Seviper}} to attack. Ash has Corphish deal with the trio. Corphish uses {{m|Harden}} to deflect Cacnea's {{m|Pin Missile}} before retaliating with Crabhammer. It then sends Team Rocket blasting off with a Bubble Beam.
Afterwards, the group and Poncho sit down and eat some of Brock's stew. Poncho admits that he is still feeling bad about the sandwiches, and having seen Corphish’s performance against team Rocket he declares that it must have just been having an off day. Then, Ash suddenly challenges Poncho to another battle, this time with his {{AP|Torkoal}}. Ash starts things off with a {{m|Flamethrower}}, but Ludicolo dodges. Poncho orders a Focus Punch, but Torkoal uses {{m|Iron Defense}} to negate damage. Ludicolo follows up with a Double Team, but this Ash is more focused and has Torkoal sweep through the duplicates with a single Flamethrower attack. The Flamethrower finally singes Ludicolo. As the match continues on Brock and the others remark that Ash has learned to handle his Pokémon better in a battle.
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